Metaphilosophy 44 (1-2):79-87 (2013)

Robert Woolfolk
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
This article offers a critique of research practices typical of experimental philosophy. To that end, it presents a review of methodological issues that have proved crucial to the quality of research in the biobehavioral sciences. It discusses various shortcomings in the experimental philosophy literature related to (1) the credibility of self-report questionnaires, (2) the validity and reliability of measurement, (3) the adherence to appropriate procedures for sampling, random assignment, and handling of participants, and (4) the meticulousness of study reporting. It argues that the future standing of experimental philosophy will hinge upon improvements in research methods
Keywords experimental philosophy  research methodology  inductive logic
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DOI 10.1111/meta.12016
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